Security Guard Training

Security Guard Training

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Welcome to the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services’ Basic Training for Security Guards Program. Security is a rapidly growing and developing industry that plays a vital role in modern society. This program has been designed for prospective professionals looking to begin a fulfilling career in the security industry. This online training program aims to provide students with the occupational and behavioral skills and attitude necessary to professionally function as a Security Guard, as required by provincial acts and regulations, and in accordance with other legislation. Successful completion of this program will provide candidates with the concepts and knowledge required to function effectively and efficiently as security professionals. The subjects covered provide security guards with a sound basis on which to deal with a myriad of job responsibilities in an appropriate manner.

Course dates

This course is online and clients can start at any time throughout the year. Contact your employment advisor or to request this training. See details below for requirements.

This course will cover:

  • The Private Security and Investigative Services Act
  • The Ministry Code of Conduct
  • Basic security procedures
  • Report writing
  • The Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • The Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS)
  • Emergency Response Preparation
  • The Canadian legal system
  • A Security Guard’s legal authority
  • Use of Force theory
  • Effective communications


33.5 hours


  • This program contains 12 learning modules and 4 quizzes;
  • The duration of this online program is equivalent to 33.5 hours of instructional time;
  • You are required to successfully complete all 11 online modules;
  • Module 12 consists of a recognized emergency first aid course which must completed in class. and upload a certificate/proof of completion.
  • A certificate of completion will be made available in the Gradebook section once all the requirements of the program have been met;
  • You may close any module at any point; and will be prompted to restart where you have left off when you reconnect.
  • At any point in time, should you have any question regarding the material covered in the course, please do not hesitate to seek clarification by contacting us at

Three step process with assistance of Guarda

  • 40 hour online/in-person training (this includes required first aid/cpr training)
  • Test with the Ministry
  • Licensing application

Requirements for Entry

Clients must see an Employment Advisor in order to request this training.

Participants need to identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) and must be currently residing within the Greater Toronto Area.

Attendees will need to fill out a new Miziwe Biik registration form and Employment Ontario form which can be downloaded on our Forms page.

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